Business Excellence

Case Study 1

Client

A mid-sized global consulting company.

Challenge

The client was assisting a large global construction equipment OEM. The company’s competitors were introducing a similar product to the market at a lower cost.

Activity

A complete VA/VE analysis was made by tearing down three machines to the component level (one from the client and two from the competitor), comparing them and identifying improvements to be made by the client.

Result

The project identified a 15% cost reduction for each completed machine.

Case Study 2

Client

A mid-sized global consulting company.

Challenge

The client was assisting a medium sized global construction equipment OEM. The company was facing competitor pressures from domestic and foreign competition that were taking market share.

Activity

A complete VA/VE analysis was made by tearing down four machines to the component level (one from the client and three from competitors), comparing them and identifying improvements to be made by the client.

Result

The project identified over $5 million in savings and exceeded the client’s goal.